Anthony Edwards spotlights Adidas AE1 signature shoe in Abu Dhabi

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It seems to be the year of the Ant, as Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star shooting guard Anthony Edwards found himself in the spotlight once again. This time for a new reason, as Anthony Edwards presented H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi with his shoes that he wore for the second preseason game.

The ceremony drew the Abu Dhabi NBA Preseason Tournament to a close and honored the host with a pair of custom AE1 sneakers to the host, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak. The honor not only expresses the NBA and Minnesota Timberwolves’ gratitude for participating in the international event, but it grants a favor to commemorate the event long into the future.

The shoes are the custom-designed model by Adidas for Anthony Edwards and are not yet available for retail. Slated to hit the retail and online store shelves in December 2023, the current retail price is projected to be approximately $120.

The sneakers are the Adidas AE1 signature shoes, and there is already a lot of buzz about Anthony Edwards’s flagship series shoe in what will undoubtedly be a series of signature shoes dedicated and inspired to the Minnesota Timberwolves 22-year-old All-Star shooting guard. You can get the scoop for the new shoe at the 5:17 mark in the video below:

The shoe is designed to give the wearer the ability to start, stop, and pivot in All-Star fashion. And if you want to get the jump on what will be a full-on NBA series, this is an ideal way to get in on the bottom floor. Adidas wants to back a winner, and the Anthony Edwards collection is a game-winning buzzer-beater.

While you will not be able to take ownership of a pair worn by Anthony Edwards himself, you can set your calendars to shop for an AE1 shoe in December 2023.

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